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Bilateral erythematous red legs, wound swabs showed moderate staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas growth. Appropriate treatment?

80 year old man presents to outpatient clinic with bilateral erythematous red legs. WCC 6x10^9/L CRP 10mg/L ( 12) Wound swabs: Moderate Staphylococcus aureus growth (sensititve to flucloxacillin ) Scant Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth (sensitive to ciprofloxacin) Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment for this patient? A) Compression bandages B) Flucloxacillin B) Clindamyin and ciprofloxacin D) Timentin E) Topical steroids
Thu, 12 Sep 2013
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welcome!
you are developing cellulitis in both limbs.
need broad coverage of antibiotics,
to which it is sensitive,
topica lsteroids,
elevate the limbs.
if not responding go for surgery.
all the best!
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Bilateral erythematous red legs, wound swabs showed moderate staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas growth. Appropriate treatment?

welcome! you are developing cellulitis in both limbs. need broad coverage of antibiotics, to which it is sensitive, topica lsteroids, elevate the limbs. if not responding go for surgery. all the best!